Major Events of 2018

Innovation Expo


Looking back at the seventh edition of the Innovation Expo

State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven (Infrastructure and Water Management) sealed a Green Deal with 40 parties to use 100,000 sharing cars in 2021. Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) launched the Consolidation of strengths for smart mobility, and Secretary General Lideqijde Ongering revealed the 12 nominees for the Water Innovation Prize 2018. State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) gave the go-ahead for the election of the new National Icons, and Raymond Knops (State Secretary Foreign Affairs) awarded the Stuiveling Open Data Award to the innovative platform PoliFLW.

With Meet & Match being an important theme, the visitors made contact via the networking app and in various network meetings. Also, our Health~Holland colleagues could not resist trying out some great Life Sciences & Health innovations, like Scoozy, the alternative for the mobility scooter and Wolk, the invisible hip airbag.

Watch the aftermovie of the Innovation Expo below (in Dutch).

NRC Live: Prevention & Healthcare




Dutch Life Sciences Conference


Dutch Life Sciences Conference: The next wave of innovation for patients

With speakers like Ronald Plasterk (CSO myTomorrows), Eline Vrijland van Beest (Founder and CEO NightBalance), Sander van Deventer (CSO UniQure) and Ton Logtenberg (President and CEO Merus) the Programme Committee was able to create a very inspiring and dynamic conference that stimulated discussions and facilitated interactions between business executives, R&D specialists, policy makers and investors from the Dutch life sciences sector and beyond.

The goal of the conference was to inspire and promote an open exchange of information including trends and developments in the industry. Special attention went to young entrepreneurs and companies. The Venture Challenge award for the best startup company was announced, and young companies pitched their venture at the Investors Forum.